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2012 Senate Bill 1296: Establish six-year deadline for malpractice lawsuits against lawyers

Public Act 582 of 2012

Introduced by Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R) on September 20, 2012 To require that malpractice lawsuits against lawyers, law firms or a “legal services” entity to be “commenced” within six years of the fault or omission.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 20, 2012
Reported in the Senate on September 27, 2012 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on October 17, 2012 (same description)
To require that malpractice lawsuits against lawyers, law firms or a “legal services” entity to be “commenced” within six years of the fault or omission.
Received in the House on November 8, 2012
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on November 8, 2012
Reported in the House on December 12, 2012 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on December 13, 2012
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 13, 2012
Passed 99 to 11 in the House on December 13, 2012 (same description)
To require that malpractice lawsuits against lawyers, law firms or a “legal services” entity to be “commenced” within six years of the fault or omission.
Received in the Senate on December 13, 2012
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on December 13, 2012 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 2, 2013

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